Yakushima  - Downloadable Knitting Pattern - Lete's Knits - 1

Yakushima is a seamless textured cardigan knit from the top down. This is Lete's Knits version of the so-called grandpa’s cardigan, with a relaxed fit and little minimal waist shaping (which you can easily adjust, of course, if you wish to), it is intended to be worn with about 5 cm/2” of positive ease. Yakushima has the lovely addition of pockets to complete the design!

The design uses contiguous method of shaping set-in sleeves developed by Suzie M.

References and links are given in the pattern for techniques you may be unfamiliar with.

Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

We recommended using: The Fibre Company Cumbria (100g / 218m)

Yarn weight: worsted

Yardage: approx 980 (1120, 1120, 1260, 1540, 1680) yards

Knitting Needles: 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (60 cm/24” long) and dpns; 3.75 mm/US #5 circular needle (60 cm/24” long); 4.0 mm/US #6 circular needle (60 cm/24” long) and dpns

Notions: 6 (6, 7) 7, 8, 8 buttons (about 1.25 cm/0.5” in diameter), 4 interlocking stitch markers, 6 markers in different color (markers B), tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders/scrap yarn

Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch

This pattern is a PDF download. You will be able to download your pattern on completion of payment at the checkout and will also received an email with a link. 


Designer: Justyna Lorkowska

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